You call for your court physician: a short, pinch-faced man you employed for his steely nerves, not his bedside manner.
"The disease causes a burning fever, loosens the bowels, and - in the worst cases - kills," the physician tells you. "The well's to blame. Can you smell that? Like brine mixed with rotting fruit. Some foulness of the earth has tainted the water."
Search the Applewoods for curative herbs Somewhere in the woods lies the key to cleansing the well.
Success: +6 Prosperity
Failure: -6 Prosperity
Order the digging of a new well Close enough to the village to be convenient, far enough to avoid the corrupted source.
Success: +5 Clues, +10 Prosperity, +1 Authority, -1 Bag of Royals
Failure: -1 Bag of Royals, -10 Rumors of Revolution, +5 Clues
Disperse the villagers among neighboring manors You can find them homes where their labour is needed, but it will mean splitting up families and friendships.
+10 Prosperity, -10 Freedom